I finally got the 2008 Edgar Awards listed. The winners were announced the first week of May. I am sorry that this has taken me so long to post… It feels like I just posted the Agatha Awards! Well, I did… Since these awards are given (roughly) one month apart.
As the names of the awards imply, the Agatha Awards are for books that definitely lean more toward the Cozy Mystery Book genre… the Agatha Christie types of books. However, the Edgars should appeal to even the most devoted cozy readers. I think that if you take a look at the different Edgar Award categories, you will see that there are lots of really great mysteries, written by really terrific mystery authors.
I have tried to highlight all of the nominees and winners who have a page on the Cozy Mystery Site… If you do a comparison between the Agatha Award pages and the Edgar Award pages you will see that most of the Agatha winners and nominees have pages on this site. For example, a quick look at the Agatha Award Best Novel page and the Edgar Award Best Novel page will show you what I mean.